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Calgary’s East Village Condominium Project

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If you haven’t yet heard of this massive condominium project set to take place in the East Village of Calgary, allow us to provide you the details. Plans are quickly moving forward for at least two massive high raise condo complexes to be built in the East Village. The sale office is now open for each of these projects and the first building to be constructed is actually named “First” is proposed to have 18stories and 191 units to choose from. Many of these units will be taking advantage of ...

Ramsay Community Association Partners with Natural Step Canada for Community Makeover

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Every town and city has a story to tell, a history of communities that came together to make it what it is.  Unfortunately over time these communities can fall into decline because of all the threats posed by an unsure economy.  Communities that had once bustled with life slowly die as many people move away seeking those proverbial greener pastures, but on occasion benefactors will step in to breathe new life into an old neighborhood and give a new definition to the word community as it is a...

7500 Calgary Residents Seeing Green

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Residents of Abbeydale, Brentwood, Cougar Ridge and Southwood will begin receiving green carts as part of a year long composting pilot in Calgary, Alberta. The project is expected to be implemented city wide in the 2015-2017 budget cycle. The green bins will be similar to the blue and black garbage bins but only half the size with only 120-litre capacity. Residents will also be receiving a kitchen pail, compostable liner bags, paper bags for yard waste and an instructional manual. Coll...

Western Canada is Now Seeing Record Levels of Oil and Gas Drilling

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Western Canada is now seeing record levels of oil and gas drilling. This is of course an important development for many workers and businesses. Perhaps most important is the fact that this trend points to a strong resurgence in local Calgary industries. The phenomenon of high levels of oil and gas drilling offers reassurance for those interested in the Calgary real estate market. As buyers try to read the real estate market, many find that monitoring local industries can prove to be a fru...

New Calgary Sweet Oil Well to be Drilled in Summer

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An exploratory oil well be dug in Calgary near a shopping centre and homes in the Royal Oak area this summer. Kaiser Exploration Ltd. is working with the Energy Resources Conservation Board and other city and neighborhood officials on the sweet oil well, which will be drilled to a depth of 2,430 metres.The well will be located behind the Walmart, west of 85th Street NW and south of the University of Calgary’s Spyhill Campus. A kind of petroleum, sweet crude oil contains less than 0.5 p...

Giddyup: Calgary Named as one of World’s Top Destinations in 2012

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Yeosu, Korea, Oahu, Hawaii, London. What do those destinations have in common with Calgary? They’re all considered among the top places in the world to visit in 2012, according to a major cable news channel. Calgary was one of seven destinations listed in CNN International’s recently released “Top Places to Visit in 2012,” checking in at No. 5 on the list.Yeosu was ranked No. 1, followed by Antarctica (2), Poland and Ukraine (3), Pearl Harbor/Oahu (4), Myanmar (6) and London (7). The list...

French fries, Chips and Candy Now off the Menu at Calgary Schools

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The days of buying sugary or salty snacks at Calgary’s public schools are over. As of Jan. 1, 2012, Calgary will no longer serve or sell junk food in vending machines or the cafeteria at all of its 223 public schools. The Calgary Board of Education made the announcement about the changes to the nutrition policy in September 2011. By the time students came back from the winter break, French fries were off the menu. Among the items that are no longer sold or served are chocolate bars and ca...

Mathieu Da Costa Art Exhibit Stops in Calgary, Alberta

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Calgary will be hosting the Mathieu Da Costa exhibit of art from March 4-17, 2011. The exhibit is a show case of cultural diversity and emotional art of Canadian youth country wide. The exhibit will be free to Calgarians and will feature art from young Canadian artists between the ages of 9-18 years old who took part of the annual national creative writing and artwork contest. The exhibit will take place at the Calgary Public Library through its partnership with The City of Calgary. Wh...

Calgary is Ready for The Heritage Classic

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Slowly things are getting put into place for Sunday’s Heritage Classic NHL game between The Calgary Flames and the Montreal Canadiens. The ice surface at McMahon Stadium is nearly ready, and construction crews are busily erecting plexiglass and ensuring all is perfect for the first Canadian outdoor regular-season NHL game since 2003. And Calgarians can’t wait. In case you don’t have tickets to this historic event, consider entering Kool 101.5’s Facebook contest. All you have to do is post...